An electrified Corvette will be available as early as next year
General Motors will launch electrified versions of the Chevrolet Corvette sports car starting next year. Later on, it will be followed by a fully electric version.
The announcement was made by GM President, Mark Reuss. Reuss told CNBC that GM will launch an electrified version of the Corvette in 2023, followed by a fully electric version later. Besides, in a Twitter post, Chevrolet says “BREAKING: An electrified #Corvette will be available as early as next year and a fully electric version to follow. Stay tuned for more.” Hybrid Corvette will be followed by a fully electric model. Some Twitter users complain that the hybrid model is a waste of time and urge GM to go directly fully EV.
Reuss didn’t elaborate, but “electrified” is the latest car business lingo for hybrids, so we can expect a vehicle that combines a powerful internal combustion engine with one or more electric motors.
GM aspires to have an all-electric lineup by 2035.
The all-electric Corvette will be powered by GM’s proprietary Ultium battery platform.
The new mid-engine Corvette’s chassis uses a backbone design that is large enough to accommodate a battery pack down the center. A teaser video of a prototype being tested at a cold weather facility reveals that it is equipped with an all-wheel-drive system, as the front wheels can be seen spinning in the snow under hard acceleration.Speculations that an electrified version of the Corvette appeared as early as 2019. Back then, the new Corvette debuted with a first-ever mid-engine layout for the car. Experts said then that an electrified version of the Corvette would be coming out at some point.